Mar 5, 2014 11:00am PST
job implementing the affordable care act here in connecticut. if any of you know a young person who is uninsured, help them get covered at healthcare.gov. the website works just fine now. you have until march 31st to sign up and in some cases it costs less than your cell phone bill. check it out. healthcare.gov. and making work pay means wages and paychecks that let you support a family. a wage, a paycheck that lets you support a family. now, i want to be clear about this. sometimes in our debates with our friends on the other side of the political spectrum, this may not be clear. so let me repeat it once again. as americans, we understand that some folks are going to earn more than others. we don't recent success. we are thrilled with the opportunities that america affords. somebody goes out and starts a business and invents a new product, that's what drives our economy and why the free market is the most dynamic on earth. we are thrilled with that. everybody agrees. we also believe that nobody who works full time should have to raise a family in poverty. that violates a basic sens
Feb 27, 2014 7:00am EST
of the affordable care act. they will ever have to go bankrupt because of a health-care bill. if you look at the record, it used to be the case that the reason most people in america filed for personal bankruptcy, health-care bills. he center dot or to the hospital and you could not pay the final bill -- you send your. at the hospital and you cannot pay the final bill and he went bankrupt co. in terms of what might happen if the republicans try to repeal the affordable care act, if you are on minimum wage, it is even tougher, because the only reason today that some of these minimum wage workers will have access to health care is because of the affordable care act. they will be able to afford -- they will have to pay something but not that much, because you and i as taxpayers are helping them through tax credits. that is why already today 13 million, closed up 14 and nine -- close to 14 million americans have health security. host: the publicans think they have the edge over the issue of health care. -- the publicans think they have the edge over the show health care. "the new york times"